Okay, I understand what gauge means and how to ‘get’ it.
What I DON’T get is how do you change a pattern if, for example, the pattern calls for chunky yarn and you use worsted. Doesn’t the number of cast on stitches change (depending on the needle size) and therefore, doesn’t the rest of the pattern have to be altered too?
Sorry if this is a stupid question. But I can tell you that I’m comfortable trying a garment when the yarn weights are about the same-not so much if I’m converting a pattern for chunky to an object done in light worsted.